Media in Iran reports that on Monday around fifty people gathered outside the Iranian parliament to protest the latest decision to allow women enter the Azadi stadium and watch an international men’s soccer game.
Protest against allowing women into stadiums draws a small crowd in Iran
STEPANAKERT, OCTOBER 8, ARTSAKHPRESS: Hardliner circles were advertising Monday's gathering in recent days, but photos released attest that just a few dozen people showed up who were shouting slogans against the international football federation FIFA, Radio Farda reports.
For the past 40 years the clerical rulers of Iran have banned women from watching men’s sports on religious grounds, although there is no written law in Iran against it.
The international federation has promised to send a delegation to Iran to make certain that the government honors its pledge to allow women enter the stadium.